Gillian Straine was born and raised in Aberdeen, on the North East coast of Scotland. She completed a bachelor of science in Physics at Imperial College London in 2000. Her doctoral research explored the radiative properties of the atmosphere and involved flying in planes around storm systems. Having worked in various roles in London churches, she trained for the priesthood, studying theology at Oxford University, before serving her curacy in the Oxford Diocese. Gillian currently lives in London with her family, working as priest without portfolio, writing on science and theology. She has a love of baking, hill walking and taming the vicarage garden

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